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December 06, 2023

Where to celebrate the holidays in Manayunk

Holidays Manayunk

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Celebrate the holidays in Manayunk now with free Jolly Trolley rides, festive entertainment, tons of holiday lights, and merchant deals & specials. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in December up until December 23rd, Main Street Manayunk invites you to join in on celebrating the holiday cheer!

The Jolly Trolley is the most magical way to get around Manayunk this holiday season, and better yet, it’s FREE! It runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9 p.m and on Saturdays from 1-9 p.m. Riders can feel free to hop on and off up and down Main Street, and the entire loop is about 20 minutes in total. 

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Jolly Trolley Stops

Check out the Jolly Trolley route below:

• Regal UA Main Street Lot (3720 Main St.)
• Shurs Lane
• Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory (4369 Main St.)
• Lucky's Last Chance (4421 Main St.)
• Ivy Ridge Train Station
• Taqueria Amor & Canal View Park (4410 Main St.)
• Cotton Street


Each weekend, Manayunk visitors may end up meeting some special guests on Main Street or on the trolley including jolly old Saint Nick and his elves, mean Mr. Grinch, and Olaf the Snowman. Other performance groups that may grace the street include Courtney’s Carolers, The Philadelphia Freedom Band, Philly Accents, and The Roxborough Orchestra. On Thursday nights, trolley riders receive complimentary Jolly Trolley swag bags, and during Hanukkah riders can grab a goodie bag with chocolate gelt, driedles, and other fun giveaways.


Schedule is subject to change.

 Dec. 7: Santa (5-8 p.m.), The Philadelphia Freedom Band (7-8 p.m.), The Roxborough Orchestra (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 8: The Grinch (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 9: Philly Accents (1-3 p.m.)
• Dec. 14: Hanukkah Candle Lighting in Canal View Park (7 p.m.) & Courtney’s Carolers (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 15: Olaf the Snowman (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 16: Santa (1-3 p.m.)
• Dec. 21: Santa (5-8 p.m.) & The Roxborough Orchestra (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 22: Rudolph (5-8 p.m.)
• Dec. 23: Santa (1-3 p.m.)

Holiday Lights

Manayunk is LIT for the holiday season! The 4th Annual Manayunk Gets Lit Competition has over 40 businesses decked out in their holiday best. Doors, roofs, windows, and more are decorated totaling in 150,000+ lights in addition to Main Street’s 30 foot holiday tree. It’s truly a winter wonderland, and the Jolly Trolley provides some of the best views. While taking in the all lights, spectators should be sure to vote for their favorite Get Lit storefronts and be entered for their chance to win a $200 Manayunk Shopping Spree.

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Local Sales and Promos

 Tubby Robot: Homemade Hot Chocolate
• Sulimay’s Studio on Main: 20% off products
• Mia Ragazza: Happy hour from 4-6 p.m.
• The Goat’s Beard: Happy hour from 4-6 p.m.
• Goal’s Fit: Holiday Light Night Run/Walk on December 14
• Taqueria Amor: Senor Grinch Cocktails
• Philadelphia Runner: Holiday themed group runs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
• Blondie: Holiday cocktails
• The Emporium by Lady Holiday: 20% off the entire store
• Clairvoyant Monica: Buy 1 gift certificate and get ½ off the next one

Manayunk will be packed with things to do all holiday season long! Don’t miss out on all the jolly fun happening in Manayunk!